Kerala allots land to Nissan for digital innovation hub

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Thiruvananthapuram, June 26 (IANS) The Kerala government on Tuesday allotted 70 acres of land at the Technocity campus and 25,000 sq feet space at the Technopark campus here to Japan’s Nissan Motors to set up a digital innovation hub.

This campus will be named the “Nissan Knowledge City”. Their other hubs are located in Japan, China, France and the US.

The company will initially begin operations in 25,000 sq ft space in the Technopark Phase III campus.

Nissan’s digital innovation hub will host a team of engineers and scientists, working to create innovations in automated and electronic vehicles space.

The company will be initiating Research and Development work in artificial intelligence, cognitive analytics, machine learning and other digital technologies.

On setting up operations, the company is expected to generate 3,000 direct and many more indirect employment opportunities.

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“With Nissan’s strategic engagement, we are confident that we will be able to rope in a host of IT companies also to our state,” said Technopark CEO Hrishikesh Nair.

–IANS

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